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Adventures in Egypt: Mrs Goodison and Other Travellers

A unique exhibition combining objects from Mrs Goodison’s collection with masterpieces from UK and international collections.

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Alice in Wonderland

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful characters. From the unforgettable White Rabbit and the madcap Mad Hatter to the terrifying Queen of Hearts, Alice’s journey couldn’t be filled with more adventure. Presented in beautiful Victorian costume and alive with song, dance and original music, this is a production to delight the entire family.

2 hours with interval

Please Note: No refunds or exchanges for this show

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The Cavern Beatles

The Cavern Beatles

Tribute to the classic sound of the Fab Four by another group of musicians from Liverpool.

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The changing Nature of Stardom – Elisa Landi Portrait

This talk will explore the changing nature of stardom, through a detailed analysis of the Eillsa Landi portrait. It will start with an overview of Landi’s Hollywood career, including her roles in The Sign of The Cross (1932) and The* Count of Monte Cristo* (1934). Following this introduction, we will compare the image of Landi in this portrait to that of female stars from the current era. Does the Landi portrait anticipate the images of female stars in contemporary media? How is it different from the images of stars that circulate in today’s celebrity magazines? And, what can this comparison tell us about the evolution of stardom in the years since the portrait was painted?

Talk by Dr Joshua Gulam, Lecturer in Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope University

Image: Elissa Landi – Howard Somerville

Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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Connla

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The Club Night

7.30pm – Grateful Fred and friends 8pm – Support 8.30pm – Break/interval 9pm – Headline Act

After a blinding performance at Grateful Fred’s in 2016 and following sell-out appearances around Europe and further afield we are delighted to have managed to bring them back.

Hailing from the cities of Armagh and Derry and are made up of Ciara McCafferty (vocals), Ciaran Carlin (Flute/Whistles) and Paul Starrett (Guitar) Emer Mallon (Harp) and Conor Mallon (Uilleann Pipes/Whistles).

Labelled as the Hottest New Group out of Northern Ireland, (Chicago Irish American News) Connla have been quickly making an impact on the folk/traditional scene.

Since the release of their EP in April 2015, and album “River Waiting” in July 2016 they have received fantastic reviews at home and internationally. They have already gathered a big following in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA.

Songlines magazine made Connla their “must-see act” for the tour of the UK and said “A band this young shouldn’t be this good”.

Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes, have helped them create a sound which is very identifiable as Connla.

To hear Connla in full flight is a sound and sight not to be missed.

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Culture Shifts Learning Lab: How Can We Co-Author Culture?

A gathering of arts and public sector professionals to discuss how visual art can be useful in tackling societal problems.

‘Culture Shifts Learning Lab: How Can We Co-author Culture’ invites a host of guest speakers from across the photography, cultural, health, social housing, youth service and community sector to come together and discuss some of the most pertinent topics and debates today, and how the visual arts – particularly photography – can play an active role in them.

The 18-month city region wide socially engaged photography programme, Culture Shifts, will act as a starting point for discussion and reflection for the day’s event but the programmed is designed to encourage participation from all involved – speakers, community members and public alike.

We see the event as an opportunity to celebrate 7 diverse socially engaged photography projects whilst also opening up the discussion about this field of practice and what place it has within both the arts and non arts sectors in the UK today.

With topics ranging from visualising health through photography, young people’s relationship to new media and the digital image to social barriers to cultural engagement, photography as a tool for community activism and validating the practice we hope to host a rich and diverse day of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions.

Full Room Presentations include:

Culture Shifts, in an age when people want an active role, how do we co-author culture?

Photography and the next generation – working with young people and socially engaged practice

Exploring photography as tool for visualising health – presenting Life Beyond Diagnosis and As and When

Validating the practice – including evidence around social impact with AxisWeb and Manchester Metropolitan University

From Community Activism to a Civic role – Northwood and Granby

Women of the Wirral Present…. A selection of the women from the Culture Shifts Women of the Wirral programme will present their reflections on the project with photographer Stephanie Wynne

Breakout sessions include:

Morning

  1. The relationship between photography and health – round table discussion

  2. Breaking down barriers to engagement – the role of process in socially engaged practice

  3. Developing a socially engaged photography network – what’s currently missing? practitioner focused

  4. Photostories training led by Redeye – how to support community members and support workers to use photography as a tool for engagement – a legacy of Culture Shifts

Afternoon

  1. Socially engaged photography in Higher Education with Anthony Luvera (Coventry University) and Sam Ingleson (University of Salford)

  2. Culture Shifts – reflecting upon the city region wide partner model, with Culture Shifts arts, health and community partners

  3. Developing a socially engaged photography network – what’s missing? Sector focused.

  4. No Ethics of Authenticity – The Granby and St. Helen’s programme will discuss how personal stories and community memory can underpin the history of an area, and how the artists’ response can be shaped by tales larger than their facts.

Guest speakers and break out session facilitators include:

Mark Smith (AxisWeb), Amanda Ravetz (Manchester Metropolitan University), Sam Ingleson (University of Salford), Janice Mclaren (The Photographer’s Gallery), Anthony Luvera (University of Coventry and photographer), Paul Hermann (Redeye, The Photography Network), Adam Lee (Photographer), Glynis Shaw (Photographer) Charlie Booth (Redeye, The Photography Network) Nicola Shipley (GRAIN), Becky Warnock (Photofusion), Sarah Fisher (Open Eye Gallery), Elizabeth Wewiora (Open Eye Gallery), Tracy Marshall (Belfast Exposed), Lindsey Fryer (TATE, Liverpool)

Heart of Glass, Stephen King (Culture Shifts photographer) and community member Gary Conley, Tony Mallon, (Culture Shifts photographer), Gary Bratchford (Culture Shifts photographer and UCLAN), Robert Parkinson (Culture Shifts photographer), Stephanie Wynne (Culture Shifts photographer), Tadhg Devlin (Culture Shifts photographer), Darryl Georgiou (Culture Shifts photographer), Rebekah Tolley (Culture Shifts photographer), Williamson Art Gallery, Kirkby Gallery, Women from Tomorrow’s Women’s Wirral and Wirral Change, Halton CCG, Dr Sarah Butchard (Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust), SURF Dementia Network group, Sefton Youth Prevention team and member of Sefton Youth Voice.

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Dad’s Army Radio Hour


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Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft

Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane Directed by Owen Lewis

Sound design by Tom Lishman

Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series. Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike”.

Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!

The best-loved of all British comedies.’ *Daily Telegraph *

‘Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!’ Daily Mail


‘Lewis’s direction and Lishman’s sound design give real light and shade in which the two versatile performers shine.’ ***The Arts Desk*


‘Classic British comedy recreated by two classic performers. A show not to miss.’ ★★★★★ ***Southside Advertiser*

Dads Army Radio Hour

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Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place on Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

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Dave Spikey: Juggling on a Motorbike

Dave Spikey: Juggling on a Motorbike

Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!!

Months later he won the talent show Stairway to the Stars with a routine about a juggler on a motorbike.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his comedy career, Dave looks back on his journey from working class kid to Chief Biomedical Scientist to comedy performer / writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show and Parkinson.

He often reflects that maybe none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if it wasn’t for the juggler on the motorbike!

What do you call a comedian with perfect comedy timing? ★★★★★ Public Reviews

“Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around” Time Out


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Fri 26 Oct

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Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)

Embrace of the Serpent
  • 2015
  • Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

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Feast of Fiddles

Feast of Fiddles is a musical extravaganza covering almost every genre and involving quite a few fiddles! It’s not just folk, it’s not just fiddles it’s an entertainment.

25 Years and still going strong and every friend and guest dragged along an immediate convert. If you love live music, come to the feast – you won’t be disappointed!

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Take a listen here

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“Absolutely awesome!”Sue Marchant, BBC East

“Crabtree pumps his melodeon as if powering his own heartbeat and every violinist fiddles frantically – impressive high energy stuff!”Manchester Confidential

“The best fiddle players of a generation” – fRoots

Feast of Fiddles website

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Flag for TheAtkinson Workshop

#FlagforTheAtkinson

Design and make your own flag, perfect for all ages with no experience necessary, just bring your imagination and ideas. Elise & Mary will help you make a flag to take home and also help you create a design for The Atkinson to be submitted to the projects #FlagforTheAtkinson design competition.

Part of the Located: Southport exhibition Facebook: @locateyourself & @LastStationArt Twitter: @__located @laststation121 Instagram : @last_station121 www.eliseandmary.co.uk

Follow us on – twitter: @__located

Facebook: Last Station. located&dislocate

instagram: last_station121

website: www.eliseandmary.co.uk

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Giovanni Pernice: Born to Win

Giovanni Pernice: Born to Win

Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice heads out on tour.

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Gleason

Gleason
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clay Tweel

Documentary about New Orleans Saints star defensive back Steve Gleason after he was diagnosed with ALS.

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A Heart at Sea

A Heart at Sea

Musical folktale told with puppets and original songwriting.

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Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Mackenzie
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Gil Birmingham

Career criminal Tanner (Foster) and his taciturn brother Toby (Pine) rob banks across Texas, pursued by gruff Texas Ranger Marcus (Bridges) and his partner Alberto (Birmingham). A winning combination of Heat-style action, social commentary and character comedy, with a sensational cast and an aching heart.

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The History of Pleasureland

Talk by Norman Wallis

Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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Ímar

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Winners of this years BBC Radio 2 Horizon Folk Award!

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Glasgow’s hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation.

The Irish and Manx flavoured quintet now present their debut album Afterlight. With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles – the group’s formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene.

Ímar’s unmistakable synergy, however, centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language, and a similar, clearly potent, kinship endures between their musical traditions.

Ímar – Into the Light from Ímar on Vimeo.

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In the Venusberg

Discover the background to the Atkinson’s In the Venusberg by John Collier, painted in 1901. Collier’s interpretation of the Venusberg legend, made famous by Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser, is considered alongside representations of the same scene by other artists. In addition, there will be discussion of the extent to which Collier’s depiction of Venus reflects images of the goddess from ancient Greece and Rome

Talk by Dr Gina Muskett

Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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Keepy Uppy

Keepy Uppy

A tale of football and team spirit. Suitable for ages 3+.

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King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

A swinging non-stop mix of 40s Kansas City jazz and blues.

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The Landing: Lisa Langan

Lisa Langan Artist Statement

These still life paintings are primarily about relationships. The relationship with myself and/ or others, with underlying stories. They are autobiographical where I have situated myself invisibly at the foreground of a table top scene. The on looking viewers can also find themselves standing in the same place, confronted by each scenario, they know nothing about.

These paintings consist of captured moments, transferred personal reflections, conveyed with humour and sometimes darker underlying tones.

Art, in many forms, has always been a part of my life, but painting has consistently acted like a form of therapy for me. In the words of artist Emily Garce ‘Negative images can be easier to filter than negative words’. In my still life work I found this was really the case. Adverse emotions were transformed after much paint application. Choosing specific items that spoke about a personal situation, putting feeling and thought into each scenario and reliving the moment as I painted, all assisted in creating the ‘final piece’ and, without doubt, always dissolved any somewhat preceding negative emotions.

In some of the still life work I touched on lighter issues, like childhood memories in ‘Avondale advocates’ for example, and ‘Eleventh hour’ is a formulated synopsis on the passing of my Father (RIP) whereby I am informed of this, his final days, by letter from him, giving us both time to say Goodbye.

Alongside this series of still life work I have chosen to hang some portraits mostly painted in waterbased media as a contrast to the oil painted still life work. Some of these were painted at my home studio and others were composed at The Little Crosby portrait sessions.

All my work is original, I only work from life.

Image is Still Life with Lemons by Lisa Langan

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Preview Evening

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Friday 9 February 6pm – 9pm

The Landing is an exciting new Gallery showcasing affordable art work from leading regional artists, with regularly changing exhibitions and special Buyers’ Preview Evenings.

Are you an artist? Are you interested in displaying and selling your artwork in our commercial gallery? Take a look at the application form HERE to see how. The Landing Floor Plans.

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Gallery

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 A Rude Awakening Last Supper Lisa 
 Messy Breakfast Mindful Moments Morning Glory 
 Morning Shadows Private Pleasure Still life with sandwich and diluted orange 
 Table for 4 Takeaway Tea
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The Landing: Ten Plus Textiles

Ten Plus Textiles was formed in 1991 by ten textile artists based in the North West who wanted to work together and promote an appreciation of embroidery in all its forms. Since then the group has grown in number to sixteen. Members have developed their own individual styles, through enthusiastic experimentation, using a range of techniques, but all have the common aim of working with fibres and fabric to promote a greater appreciation of contemporary textile art.

From fine hand and machine embroidery, patchwork, quilting and beadwork, to weaving, handmade felt and paper, collage and mixed media, the members create work that demonstrates both the aesthetics of modern design and the unique surface qualities of the decorative stitch. Their work is rich, luxurious and ornate in texture and colour and represents a fusion of traditional textile methods with original ideas and a contemporary twist.

The creative process can be a solitary experience and the group’s ethos is to support one another. In meeting together, there are resonances with the regional quilting groups set up during the 19th Century by miners’ wives, or the quilting and sewing bees of the women who colonised North America. Our conversations can cover a wide range of life experiences, which also informs our creative work.

As the expertise of the group continues to cover an increasingly wide range of disciplines, the group members feel that this diversity is their strength. What unifies them, however, is a fascination for the language of colour and texture, and the myriad ways in which these can be used to communicate moods and ideas. Their work includes framed pieces and hangings, three dimensional items, fashion accessories and jewellery.

The Landing is an exciting new Gallery showcasing affordable art work from leading regional artists, with regularly changing exhibitions.

Are you an artist? Are you interested in displaying and selling your artwork in our commercial gallery? Take a look at the application form here to see how. The Landing Floor Plans.

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Own Arts Scheme

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Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan. With over 250 galleries and thousands of original works of art to choose from, why not start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month? Find out more here.

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Located: Southport

An installation which explores the states of location and dislocation for individuals and communities.

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Me & My Bee

Me & My Bee

A family-friend comedy by ThisEgg about bees, environmentalism and political activism.

Sat 23 Jun

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Sat 27 Oct
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North-West England and the Irish Sea in the Viking Age

Talk by Dr David Griffith, University of Oxford

A thousand years is a long time for the traces of a migrant Scandinavian people and culture to remain detectable. Most of the settlements, burials and hoards they left behind have gradually disappeared under more modern development, or been eroded away, leaving only a few startling discoveries to be made in modern times. Carved stones in churches have fared a little better, but many have still been lost to posterity. Language, folk traditions and blood-lines have diffused with generations of later influences and new introductions, but some key aspects survive.

In this talk, Dr David Griffiths of the University of Oxford will look at the evidence we have and what we can conclude from this. In conjunction with our current exhibition Viking: Rediscover the Legend

* *Image: Viking carved stones from Gosforth (Cumbria)

Photo credit: Ross Trench-Jellicoe

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Rob Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes

The comedian and novelist, author of the book and Radio Four show Neuropolis, wonders whether – in a world gone crazy – philosophy can help.

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Sefton Open 2018

The Sefton Open is a large vibrant exhibition that showcases talent from across Sefton. We will be welcoming back groups who have previously exhibited with us and hope to attract new artists through submission to the Palette Club who will again be selecting the very best artworks for display.

*How to enter the Sefton Open *

Please complete the information in block letters, written clearly, and hand in this form completed with all details, handling fees and artwork on day of submission to The Atkinson on Thursday 19 July 2018 between 10.00am and 7.00pm.

Groups and Societies Entry Form 2018

Individual and Palette Club Entry Form 2018

Image is Gates Garth Farm by Peter Owen, Chair of Southport Palette Club.

Exhibition Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm

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Own Arts Scheme

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Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan. With over 250 galleries and thousands of original works of art to choose from, why not start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month? Find out more here.

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Southport Writers' Circle - Creative Writing Workshop sessions

Take the plunge and join members of the SWC as they take you on a literary adventure, climbing the mountains of your creativity in one of their famous Workshop sessions, featuring such activities as ‘Insta-Poem’ and the ever popular ‘Backwards Story’. More details on their website.

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A Spoonful of Sherman – 100th anniversary tour. Event cancelled

Apologies this show has had to be cancelled.

Featuring the music and lyrics of Richard M Sherman and you already know all the songs!

Preview Show

An exclusive chance to see the original Sherman Brothers’ OSCAR® and meet Robert J Sherman. Package includes pre-show talk, Q&A, photo with the Oscar and a glass of wine or soft drink.

Three generations of Sherman songwriting is brought to life in this delightful show: from Tin Pan Alley songwriter Al Sherman— writer for artists including Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald— to the Oscar and Grammy Award winning Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh) up to present day, with songs from Robert J. Sherman’s own musical Love Birds.

Catch this practically perfect family production on its premiere UK tour celebrating 100 years of Sherman family music.

Spoonful of Sherman Facebook

Sat 23 Jun

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Stick in the Wheel

Stick in the Wheel

Multi-award winning young five-piece folk band from London.

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Tour and Talk - Located: Southport

A guided tour with the artists Elise&Mary, who have created the exhibition Located: Southport, with a Question & Answer session.

What is it all about: Last Station, located & dislocated is inspired by the ‘Guiding Lights’ and navigation systems of Trinity House and the importance of marine history and waterways in the UK’s heritage and identity. The central idea behind the work is to think about how we form connection to ‘place’ and sense of identity – physically, culturally, emotionally and spiritually. The installation uses the concept of floating navigational aids moored on shifting sandbanks – Light Vessels and Buoys – as a metaphor to explore the states of location and dislocation for individuals and communities. You are invited to explore this installation of rooms within rooms of sculpture, lights, video and soundscapes, to make you own connections and disconnections. The work has been developed by artists Elise & Mary over 5 years and is funded by the Arts Council of England.

Follow us on – twitter: @__located

Facebook: Last Station. located&dislocate

instagram: last_station121

website: www.eliseandmary.co.uk

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Tour of Adventures in Egypt

Part of BBC Civilizations Festival

What is Civilisations?

It is a major 9-part series on BBC Two, presented by Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga. We are part of a UK-wide festival running from 2nd – 11th March 2018 with events inspired by the subject matter of the BBC Two series.

Inspired by Victorian collector Mrs Goodison, Adventures in Egypt looks at how people travelled to Egypt, what they collected and what they did with these items when they came back. The tour will begin with a brief talk about Mrs Goodison followed by a look around the exhibition; Adventures in Egypt Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers

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Viking DNA of Wirral & West Lancashire

Talk by Professor Stephen Harding of The University of Nottingham

Professor Stephen Harding will be in the foyer signing his book from 12 noon

The results of the study led by Professor Mark Jobling of Leicester University, Professor Stephen Harding and Professor Judith Jesch of Nottingham University, published in Molecular Biology and Evolution in February 2008, show that up to 50% of the blood of men in Wirral in Merseyside and West Lancashire is specifically linked to Scandinavian ancestry. This is about the same as modern Orkney, well known for its Viking links.

From generation to generation, DNA of the male Y-chromosome is passed along the paternal ancestry; the team of researchers took advantage of the fact that surnames are also passed along the same lines. The method proved to be especially powerful being applied not to individuals but whole populations. Thus the group of volunteers had to be selected according to certain areas and specific surnames present in these areas at least prior to 1600.

After their expulsion from Dublin in 902 AD, Vikings led by a chieftain named Ingimund landed along the north Wirral coastline between the lighthouse at Lingham (Old Norse lyng holmr), Meols (melr), West Kirby (kirkjubyr) and Thurstaston (Þórsteinns tún). They spread as far as south Chester and Mersey to populate South West Lancashire, where they met another large group of Vikings. Place names pointing to an area of intense Viking settlement played a major role in the study: for instance, Thingwall is a name of a Viking assembly, and the only two places with such name are in the North West, one in Liverpool and one in Wirral. Other Viking place names include Irby, Skelmersdale, Aighburth, Formby, Crosby, Toxteth and Croxteth. Even Tranmere (and, accordingly, Tranmere Rovers F. C.) is a Viking name: in Old Norse Trani-melr means Heron Sandbank. Then one had to select 100 volunteers who possessed a surname pointing to Viking links and whose male ancestors lived in the same area for as long as one could trace. To this end, the team of researchers used historical records that included tax lists dating to the time of Henry XIII, as well as a list of inhabitants who had promised to help pay for a priest in Ormskirk in 1366. The surnames included: Taylor, Forshaw, Rigby, Rimmer, Robinson, Oxton, Scarisbrick and Melling.

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Viking Family Fun Day

Traders, Invaders & Raiders are bringing their traditional replica Viking Longboats. As well as displays including textiles, dyeing, querning and churning, coining and commerce .

The specialty services of their Viking department are formally known as the ‘Viking Long Ship Experience.’ The company owns two Viking Ships, A 5m Faering called Skidbladnir and a 10m Busa called Uruz. Both ships have featured in all types of media work from corporate publicity to Television documentaries and will be attending the launch of the Vikings:Rediscover the Legend exhibition at The Atkinson.

 Viking Longboat Braiding Navigation 
 Longboat Churning

Wirhalh Skip Felagr the Wirral Ship Fellowship – Wirral Vikings are proud to be associated with the British Museum and The Atkinson as they bring the Viking age vividly to life at the forthcoming ‘Vikings – Rediscover the Legend’ family fun day.

The acclaimed groups living history displays are praised by academics for their accurate research and attention to detail, bringing the harsh realities of life in the North West vividly to life.

With interactive hands on displays of everyday life including making your daily bread and butter, net making, wood carving, Coin making and weaving and much more to the excitement of the warriors preparing with battle with arms and armour you can touch and hold, there is something for everyone all backed by the knowledgeable members of Wirhalh Skip Felagr

Now in their 20th Anniversary Year Wirhalh Skip Felagr (The Wirral Ship Fellowship) is Merseyside’s leading early medieval Living History group, and is part of the larger international reenactment society Regia Anglorum.

 Butter churning Fire Lighting cooking 
 Wood carving costumes

There will also be a Viking themed Make It session running from 11am- 3pm. You will have the chance to have a go at many of the activities to see what life was like for the Vikings.

Tickets to see the Viking exhibition are on sale now and can be purchased on the door or HERE.

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Viking: Rediscover the Legend

We are delighted to be the only North West venue to be hosting the Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition in 2018. The most significant Viking treasure hoards ever discovered in Britain will be on display together for the first time in Southport this April!

Star objects from the British Museum will feature alongside the Yorkshire Museum’s world-class collections and will be interpreted in new ways to give a fresh perspective on how Vikings shaped every aspect of their lives in Britain. Also included will be one of the most famous Viking collections in the UK, including the Vale of York Viking Hoard, Cuerdale Hoard and the Bedale Hoard.

The exhibition features groundbreaking research by archaeologists and exciting new discoveries by metal-detectors that will challenge your perceptions on what it would have been like to live as a Viking.

Opening at Yorkshire Museum and then touring to the University of Nottingham, The Atkinson in Southport and Norwich Castle Museum, from May 2017 until September 2019.

Please note your ticket is valid for the date stated, entry can be anytime between 10am* and 4pm (last entry is 3pm)

*except Bank Holiday Monday entry is after 11am

Image credit: York Helmet © Anthony Chappel-Ross

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Preview some items that will be on display

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 Gilling Sword with curator of archaeology-Museums Trust. The Anglian Gilling Sword © Anthony Chappel-Ross Anglo-Saxon Ormside Bowl © Anthony Chappel-Ross 
 Ormside Bowl – Image © Anthony Chappel-Ross Seal of Snarrus – Image © AnthonyChappel-Ross Viking Broach 
 Viking Gold Arm Ring – Image © Anthony Chappel-Ross York Helmet – Image © Anthony Chapel Ross The Bedale Hoard – Image © Kippa Matthews

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Ticket Information

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FREE: The Atkinson Development Trust Supporter

Adult: £5

Child (ages 3 – 16): £3

Group Rate: £4 for 10 or more

Family (4 people, minimum 1 adult): £12

Children (under 3): Free, no ticket required

The Atkinson Development Trust Supporter: Free, no ticket required, just show your membership card

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Season Tickets

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Visit as many times as you like, just keep your ticket to gain access any day!

Adult: £10

Child (ages 3 – 16): £6

Family (4 people, minimum 1 adult): £24

School Visits

£2 per pupil. Teachers are free.

Call 01704 533 333 to book.

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Opening Times

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Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Please note Bank Holiday Opening Times are 11am -4pm

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Viking Settlement in NW England

Looking at the evidence of the Vikings in the north west which includes consideration of the Irish Sea links.

By Dr Clare Downham, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

Please note this is a change in talk to the one advertised in the May – August Whats On Guide.

Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

Sat 23 Jun

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Vikings! History and Legend with Michael Wood

In this illustrated talk historian and broadcaster Michael Wood looks at some of the star objects in the Viking : Rediscover the Legend Exhibition on display at The Atkinson until 7 July and connects them with some of the great events of the Viking Age, including dramatic stories from the North West.

For over thirty-five years now, historian, filmmaker and broadcaster Michael Wood has brought history alive for TV viewers. He is the author of several best-selling books including four UK Number One bestsellers, and well over one hundred highly praised documentary films, among them In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great and The Story of India. His Story of England which told the tale of one village, Kibworth in Leicestershire, through British history, was called by the Independent ‘the most innovative history series ever on TV’. Of his Story of China (BBC 2 2016) the state news agency in China, Xinhua said it had ‘transcended the barriers of ethnicity and belief and brought something inexplicably powerful and touching to the TV audience”.

Among his many awards, Michael recently received the British Academy President’s Medal for services to History and outreach. His family have lived in and around Colchester for many years.

1 Hour talk followed by a 30 minute Q & A.

This event is in aid of The Atkinson Development Trust

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Warhol to Walker: American prints from pop art to today

A revolutionary and enduring change in the production, marketing and consumption of prints took place in the 1960s. Inspired by the monumental, bold and eye-catching imagery of post-war America, a young generation of artists took to printmaking with enthusiasm, putting it on an equal footing with painting and sculpture, matching their size, bright colour and impact. The growth of an affluent middle class in urban America also opened a booming market for prints that was seized upon by enterprising publishers, print workshops and artists.

Focusing on modern and contemporary American printmaking, this exhibition features nine key works from the British Museum’s print collection. The exhibition opens with the bold image making of three of the greatest printmakers from the Pop period: Warhol, Johns and Rauschenberg, whose work took varied inspiration from the mass media consumer society of 1960s America. The progress and creativity of printmaking through some of the most dynamic and turbulent years in US history is followed right to the present day, with prints by a relatively young African-American artist Kara Walker, and the recent work of one of the giants of the field, the octogenarian Jim Dine.

This exhibition follows the major British Museum exhibition The American Dream: pop to present, sponsored by Morgan Stanley and supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art, which traced the creative momentum of American art over the past six decades using more than 200 works by 70 artists.

A British Museum Partnership Exhibition. Generously supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe.

Image Credit: Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Green Pea Soup, 1968 © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

Gallery Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday – Closed (Except during Sefton School Holidays)

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Wheelwrighting and Other Adventures

Phil Gregson is a 5th generation wheelwright and his talk will be looking at the basics of wheelwrighting and the problems faced by modern day craftsmen. A talk by Phil Gregson, Master Wheelwright

Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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The Wilcox Curse 1920s

Poor Lady Wilcox is convinced that an old family curse is coming to claim her.

She enlists the help of Dr Robert Black-spiritualist, for help.

Along with the mysterious Magenta Mayfair and Scientist Professor Holt

What could go wrong?…

Join us for a Halloween murder of magic and mystery

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Thu 5 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 6 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 7 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Founded by William Atkinson in the late 1800s. the Atkinson has been open in its current format, since May 2013. The venue comprises a theatre, studio, cafe, shop, exhibition spaces, library and a museum.

The Atkinson is dedicated to providing a good-quality programme of events ranging from permanent and temporary displays, to community events, and aim to work closely with their audience to continue to bring what they want to see.

Southport train station is three minutes away and there are three accessible park and ride services as well as a number of on and off-road car parking facilities.

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